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Hello, Zone 1 Fair Friends!
There are so many joys
that come from living in the Northeast. One of them, for sure, would be
our amazing, local, hometown fairs. I am so lucky that
many of them are within a 6-hour ride from my home.
In 2018 and 2019, I was
fortunate, each year, to attend all of our 25 Maine fairs. This year, in
2021, I ventured out to enjoy some fairs in other Zone
1 states along with several Maine fairs too. I was
honored to visit the Saratoga County Fair in NY, the Cornish Fair in NH,
the Champlain Valley Exposition in VT, the Durham Fair in
CT, and the Marshfield Fair, the Cummington Fair, and
the Eastern States Exposition, all in MA. Wow!!! Talk about a wonderful
Summer and Fall. Next year, I hope to make it to PA, RI,
NJ, and the Canadian Provinces. Thank you to everyone
who made me feel so welcome!
So please, put some extra
fair visits on your bucket list for 2022. It’s worth it, and you will
enjoy the variety, the friendships, the glorious
New England countryside drives, and the spectacular
agricultural events that our Zone 1 fairs offer.
I hope to see you in San
Antonio, TX, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, for the IAFE Convention, AND in Naples, FL,
May 12-14, 2022, for the combined Zone 1 & Zone 2
conference. We are looking forward to meeting our Zone 2
neighbors. Thank you to our hosts, the Florida Federation of Fairs, for
extending us the invitation.
The approximate cost (subject to change) for planning ahead will be …
- $159/night room rate at the Naples Grande Resort
- $175 for registration
- $80 for the Saturday night gala
Please join us! Grow Fair Strong!!!
Sincerely, Kathryn R Hunter, IAFE Zone 1 Director